Soda Pop

Here’s just a little something silly for Saturday.

When you’d like a nice cold carbonated beverage, what do you ask for.

A soda?

A pop?

A coke?

Or something else.

It usually depends on what area of the country you live in.

I have usually maintained the opinion that here in the south we say, “Gimme a coke” and then specify what kind of coke we want. Be it Coca-cola, Pepsi, Dr.Pepper; even the un-colas like Sprite and 7-up qualify as “cokes”.

But I forgot, that we also use another expression; and that’s “drink”.

Such as, “I need a drink, think I’ll stop and get a Dr.Pepper.

Well, it seems Matthew Campbell and Prof. Greg Plumb of East Central University in Oklahoma are conducting an ongoing survey on the word choices of thirsty Americans when it comes to asking for a “drink”.

You can complete the survey at The Pop vs. Soda Page and see detailed results so far on the debate over Pop versus Soda and view other choices as well.

If you happen to take the survey or visit the site to have a look at how your word choice compares to your region of the country, come back here and let ME know what your choice is, as well.

So, what do you say? “Soda?” “Pop?” “Coke?” or “Other?”

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2 Responses to Soda Pop

  1. me says:

    Michigan is definitely pop country.

    So interesting. Had a linguistics prof at MSU who knew I grew up in the Muskegon/Grand Rapids because I called chocolate-covered ice cream on a stick ‘paddle pop’ instead of ‘eskimo pie.’ LOL

  2. Figure 8 says:

    hey I love this debate and am finally glad to see I was ahead of the blog curve on this topic:

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